Archive for November 20th, 2011

The Sentinel: County renews contract with corruption figure’s lobbying firm

The San Bernardino County Sentinel
Published Friday, November 18, 2011

San Bernardino County this week renewed its contract with the controversial Sacramento-based lobbying firm Platinum Advisors, extending the arrangement for the firm to provide legislative advocacy for three years.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011 – 05:15 a.m.

It’s 1976 and San Bernardino is designated an All-America City.

Fast forward thirty-five years to 2011 and the city is now ranked #2 on the list of the poorest cities in America.

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InlandPolitics: Appointment flop?

Saturday, November 19, 2011 – 05:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 20, 2011 – 05:10 a.m.

The suspense if finally over.

After months of rumors swirling within Inland Empire political circles. The much anticipated event ended up being anti-climactic.

What you ask?

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The Sun: Prison realignment pressures county jail space

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/19/2011 06:06:55 AM PST

San Bernardino County jailers are putting more inmates in work release programs and using electronic monitoring to make way for state prisoners.

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The Sun: San Bernardino hiring for first time in four years

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 11/19/2011 02:56:37 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – Monday marks the deadline to apply for a part-time job in one of the district’s cafeterias, the first job opening the district’s Personnel Commission has processed in more than four years.

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DailyBulletin: Water rates to increase

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 11/18/2011 05:24:53 PM PST

ONTARIO – Despite protests from a handful of residents, the City Council has agreed to rate hikes for its water and sewer services over the next two years.

Rate increases for residents will result in an average monthly increase of $1.77, or 1.6 percent in the first year.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 – 12:13 am

Technically, California’s economy is recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression. But it sure doesn’t feel like it.

The housing market is still in the sewer, retail sales are weak, and more than 2 million California workers are unemployed – not counting tens of thousands who have given up looking for work or are getting by with off-the-books jobs.

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Erskine Bowles, Alan Simpson, Alice Rivlin and Pete Domenici appear before the supercommittee. The bipartisan group faces a Nov. 23 deadline to agree on a debt-reduction plan.

By Lori Montgomery and Rosalind S. Helderman, Published: November 19

The congressional committee tasked with reducing the federal deficit is poised to admit defeat as soon as Monday, and its unfinished business will set up a year-end battle over emergency jobless benefits and an expiring payroll tax holiday.

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